Getting around Plymouth and interacting with the local community while remaining conscious of our environment is simple and easy. Here are some things you can do:
Simple yet effective and no fossil fuels needed. It only takes 10 minutes to walk from one side of campus to the other.
Take the Shuttle
Plymouth State offers students a shuttle service to reduce the amount of drivers on Campus. Take advantage of these free services, especially on rainy days.
*The Shuttle travels to Walmart on Saturdays. See the Shuttle Schedule for more information.
Take a Bus
Headed home for summer, winter, or spring break? Don’t make your parents drive all the way to Plymouth! Take a bus home! It is cost effective, timely and someone else does all the driving. Check out Concord Trailways – they stop in Plymouth daily.
If you don’t need to be present, use a messaging system on the telephone or write an e-mail.
Plan your trip
If you are going to drive a personal vehicle, know where you are going and try to avoid driving aimlessly, which will conserve fuel.
-Print out directions on recycled, double-sided paper
-Change the color to gray to save ink
When using personal transportation, ask your friends if they need a ride. This will help to reduce the cost of your gas and the number of cars on the road.
Take Care of Your Car
- Use cruise control to maintain a steady speed when possible.
- Drive the speed limit – you can save 15-20% by driving 65 instead of 75. Optimum MPG are found at 35-45 MPH.
- Avoid carrying unnecessary, heavy items around in your car. On trips, avoid using roof-racks, car-top packs or towing a trailer if at all possible.
- Keep the air and fuel filters clean.
- For more information check out http://www.globalstewards.org/town.htm
It’s faster than walking, better for you, and doesn’t impact the environment negatively.
Ride a Bike
Great exercise and fun, too. Students can rent bikes through Rec Programs for free!
Ride a Longboard/Skateboard
Many folks here at Plymouth snowboard; longboarding is similar and learning to do it is rather easy. If you are looking to cut your time getting to class, try a longboard on for size.
Ride a scooter
Bring back that old-school style – rock the scooter.
Do whatever you can
If you have an original idea to save some fuel or transport yourself cheap and easy, get to it. Every little bit helps!